The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail is located within the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area which is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and unsurrendered ancestral land of the Mi’kmaq (L’nu). This area was designated under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act in October 2011.
The Bluff Trail is south of Highway 103 where it crosses the Chebucto Peninsula just west of K’jipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. It begins inside the Woodens River watershed and climbs onto the high ground (“The Bluff”) between the Woodens River watershed and the Nine Mile River watershed to the east.
- Walking Shoes
- Cell Phone
- Parking Lot
Length of Trail32 kilometres
Time to Complete3-6 hours per loop
Trailhead LocationParking lot located at 2890 St. Margaret's Bay Road. Follow the Beechville Lakeside Timberlea (BLT) Trail at the back of the lot west for 0.7 km to The Bluff Trail trailhead.
Linear / Loop TrailLoop trail, four stacked loops; allow 3-6 hours for each loop plus 30 minutes on the connecting link and Beechville Lakeside Timberlea (BLT) Trail to return
SurfaceTwo-foot wide with irregular natural surface (granite, roots, peat)
Other trails adjacentThe Bluff Trail is adjacent to Beechville Lakeside Timberlea (BLT) Trail.